Archive | Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin returns to Los Angeles to CLOSE out 2019

Techno dignitary Richie Hawtin announces his return to Los Angeles’ Palladium for the final CLOSE show of 2019. Spontaneity and synchronicity are the names of the game, as Hawtin melds his studio productions and live-mixing prowess into the improvisational multi-sensory show that was voted Best Live Performance at the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2017. Slated […]

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Road to Movement Detroit: the years 2008-2018

With Memorial Weekend fast approaching, Detroit’s beloved Movement Festival will enter its 21st year in the running, bringing forth yet another relentless wave of excitement in its showcase of diverse musical talent. Originally surfacing as a free event, Movement has grown from its beginnings into a nationwide landmark whose dedication to housing premier electronic music […]

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Ultra Music Festival unveils awe inducing 2019 RESISTANCE lineup for Miami iteration

Ultra Music Festival (UMF) has proven its RESISTANCE brand to be a well-oiled industrial machine that unceasingly manufactures some of the finest house and techno lineups in the modern festival circuit. The revelations of its 2019 lineup continues this process. For its 2019 edition, Ultra Miami will present the RESISTANCE concept in an unprecedented manner, […]

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Richie Hawtin announces the return of CLOSE to North America

Techno visionary Richie Hawtin is a titan of touring. Whether it’s DJing famed Ibiza clubs or a festival set on the beaches of Croatia, the minimal mastermind is always ready to put on an impressive show. Hawtin took things to the next level in 2017 with the debut of his audio-visual production, CLOSE, at Coachella last year. […]

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Richie Hawtin breaks down the mechanics of his CLOSE live show in new video

In a new video posted online, Richie Hawtin walks through the setup to his lauded audiovisual performance, known as CLOSE. The veteran Canadian electronic figurehead first debuted his technological masterpiece at Coachella in 2017. His unique stage rig, accompanied by hypnotizing visuals, and and on-the-fly sound design and improvised arrangements has been a catalyst for some […]

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45 artists have been revealed as part of Sonus Festival’s 2018 lineup

As part of Sonus Festival‘s Phase One lineup, the Pag Island, Croatia beachside affair has revealed 45 names for its 2018 edition. Among the festival’s rising stars include Charlotte de Witte, Binh, Peggy Gou and Amelie Lens, while veterans Adam Beyer, Dixon, Maceo Plex, and Richie Hawtin are set to return to the fest’s scintillating […]

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Awakenings announces monstrous two-day 2018 lineup

Awakenings Festival has announced its glorious 2018 lineup, which will descend upon the grounds of Spaarnwoude on June 30 and July 1.Over 100 artists will perform over the two days with some of techno’s heaviest acts fronting the bill. Artists like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth, and more, are some of the […]

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Exit Festival announces 2018 dance arena line-up featuring Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Adam Beyer & more

Novi Sad, Serbia’s award-winning Exit Festival has just announced its dance arena’s “heroes of techno” line-up.Exit Festival will host Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer b2b Ida Engberg, Ben Klock, Amelie Lens, Danish DJ Anastasia Kristensen,  Croatia’s DJ Jock, and Dusan Nikolic b2b Runy at its 2018 dance arena installment. In 2018, Exit will be holding five festivals […]

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Exit Festival announces 2018 dance arena line-up featuring Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Adam Beyer & more

Novi Sad, Serbia’s award-winning Exit Festival has just announced its dance arena’s “heroes of techno” line-up.Exit Festival will host Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer b2b Ida Engberg, Ben Klock, Amelie Lens, Danish DJ Anastasia Kristensen,  Croatia’s DJ Jock, and Dusan Nikolic b2b Runy at its 2018 dance arena installment. In 2018, Exit will be holding five festivals […]

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Richie Hawtin’s new Model 1 mixer has arrived

Richie Hawtin has officially released a custom edition of his PLAYdifferently Model 1 ten-channel mixing board. “Mick Hawtin [Richie’s Father] built, one-of-a-kind custom ten channel @playdifferently MODEL 1 “EX” with additional direct output modifications on the extended rear panel!” reads an Instagram post by Richie Hawtin. “Specially built to test next generation CLOSE live show ideas for the […]

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Dancing Astronaut celebrates the top five electronic tours of 2017

Zedd – Echo Tourby Rachel Narozniak2017 would prove to be a career defining year for Zedd, the producer dethroned his 2012 Foxes feature, “Clarity,” as his most recognizable single via the release of “Stay,” a track that would not only earn Zedd his second double platinum certification plaque, but a VMA for Best Dance Video, […]

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Richie Hawtin, Bonobo, Diplo & more lead Sónar Festival’s 25th annual Barcelona edition

After an enthralling reveal that Sónar Festival would be sending music into space in an attempt to contact aliens for its 25th anniversary, the festival has come down to Earth and announced the first round of names for 2018.The Barcelona festival will take place from June 14–16, and so far is lead by live performances […]

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Carl Cox expounds upon his MODEL 1 DJ set-up in new How I PLAY film

Richie Hawtin’s MODEL 1 has undoubtedly paved the way today’s DJs work behind the decks.In MODEL 1’s latest How I Play series, the venerable Carl Cox expounds upon just how the setup changed it all. In near ten minutes, Cox explains his current DJ setup in depth, offering up insight into his preferences of the MODEL 1, his […]

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Sónar Festival is attempting to contact alien life with music for its 25th anniversary

Barcelona’s Sónar Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary next year in extraterrestrial fashion by attempting to contact intelligent life with a musical transmission. “Sónar Calling GJ273b,” as it has been dubbed, marks the first communication ever to be sent to a nearby potentially habitable exoplanet.33 10-second pieces of music have been specially curated for Sónar’s transmission […]

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Dubfire to release documentary ‘Above Ground Level’ in mid-November

Dubfire is making his debut in documentary. The Iranian artist has released a trailer for “Above Ground Level,” a documentary that will chronicle his life, starting from his childhood in Iran, embroiled in the turmoil of the Iranian Revolution, to his ascendance to dance music deity status. Due out on November 21, the short film […]

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Epizode Festival presents HYTE stage artists including Chris Liebing, Richie Hawtin and more

The Berlin-based global event brand HYTE continues to solidify its standing as a global entertainment powerhouse. After establishing a weekly residency at the world-renowned Amnesia in Ibiza, they’ve now announced a special stage takeover at this year’s second annual Epizode festival.Taking shape on the Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam from December 31 to January 10, HYTE is set […]

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CRSSD Festival partners with WeTransfer to offer free music and cocktail recipes

San Diego’s famous CRSSD Festival has partnered with the world’s leading file transfer platform, WeTransfer, to gift fans with a free batch of exciting content in lead up to the festival’s fall installment. Since its inception in 2009, WeTransfer has been committed to working with some of the world’s most creative minds to produce innovative and […]

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Stream deadmau5’s b2b set with Richie Hawtin as TESTPILOT ahead of his headlining set at Movement tonight

Tonight, May 28, deadmau5 will show off his taste for techno in a greater capacity than ever before with his headlining set at Detroit’s Movement Festival. Though tonight’s performance will mark Zimmerman’s official TESTPILOT billing, his intriguingly esoteric alter-ego has operated through selective sets in a de facto fashion over the years.Easily the most prominent instance of Zimmerman’s acumen […]

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5 artists not to miss at Lightning in a Bottle 2017

15 artists not to miss at Lightning in a BottleLightning in a Bottle has become a veritable institution over the past several years. Held annually in the expanse of Bradley, CA, the annual gathering has gained a reputation as California’s premier Memorial Day Weekend festival.Upon the desert landscape (which will include a lake for the […]

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